The Ins and Outs of Fat Grafting


We all know that liposuction is renowned for its ability to selectively reduce fat in a precise and targeted way. But its usefulness doesn’t end there. The fat removed in liposuction can be re-injected elsewhere in the body, essentially moving your own natural fat from a place where it’s unwanted to a place where it’s more desirable. This process is known as fat grafting.

It’s catching on quickly with liposuction patients at both my Mississauga and Toronto plastic surgery offices. This innovative treatment uses your own fat to add volume and contour to other areas of your body, such as your face or buttocks. A few more reasons to try fat grafting:

  • It doesn’t take as long as you think: Liposuction and fat grafting are performed in a single day. Once the liposuction portion of your procedure is complete, the extracted fat is processed and purified, making it suitable for immediate injection.
  • It’s versatile: While fat grafting it often mentioned in the same breath as injectable fillers, it’s actually a bit more versatile than these products. Fat grafting creates a deeper volume restoration than fillers, which means that results look and feel natural and can last quite a while. Additionally, fat grafting is a good option for treating some types of scars. By adding volume to depressed scars, fat grafting can flatten them out by bringing them to the same level as the surrounding skin.
  • It’s long-lasting: Although a second touch-up procedure may be necessary to get precisely the results you want, once you achieve them, they’re likely to stick around for quite a while. This is because the fat assimilates to its new location — and because the process uses your own cells, your body continues to support and nourish them just as it would any other fat cells.

Fat grafting is more than a straightforward way to sculpt the body you want. It’s an option for completely rejuvenating 2 areas of your body that you may have not previously associated: Fat from your thighs can add volume to your cheeks, for instance.

What can it do for you? If you’d like to learn more, please contact us to request a consultation.

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